Monday, July 9th, 2012

aikolynn: (f(x) - Electric Shock)
If there's something that I've struggled with nail-wise it would be having dry hands and cuticles.  I was/am always bothered by them since the skin around my nails became hard and generally made me embarrassed of my hands.  I never really did anything about them because I, and I am admitting this, hate lotion.  I'm not someone who uses lotions for long periods of time--I absolutely detest body lotion for odd reasons.  I've been conditioning myself to use hand lotions for about a year now and I do use them often, but it just still did nothing with my cuticles--they were still hard and I still found myself cutting them (something you really shouldn't do!).  I'm also a bit afraid to use new products on myself, just like how I'm often afraid to try foods I've never eaten before, due to allergic reactions.  Going through a year of allergic reactions and medical issues will make a person phobic--and I've pretty much become that.  I'm a lot better than I was last year (last year was the worst!), but I'm more cautious than phobic now.
Anywho (I'm getting off topic!), I decided to finally do something about my dry cuticles.  Taking pictures of your hands makes you even more self-conscious when editing them and you see all the nasty rough patches.  I went to Longs/CVS and scoped out my choices and, boy, were there a lot!  I didn't know what to get.  I knew Sally Hansen carried a good amount of nail care (not just polish) items so I started and ended there.  I had seen The Beauty Department put the pen cuticle oil on their list of nail necessities, but I decided, instead, to get the more inconvenient bottle.  I picked up the Sally Hansen VitaSurge Cuticle Gel due to it having vitamin C in it; that's what basically sold me.  I've been using a vitamin c based lotion since last November and it's done wonders for my dark spots so I figured, what the heck.  I've been using this product for only about two weeks, but there's a definite improvement in my cuticles!  However, I do notice that if I don't do it often, my hands dry out really fast and they come back. DX  I've also made it a point to do a routine exfoliation after a manicure (about twice a week) and to frequently use my hand lotion--especially at work.  Doing this routine really makes it feel like I'm pampering myself...especially the hand scrub.  It's amazing!

  1. True Blue Spa Sugar Hand Scrub
  2. True Blue Spa Paraffin Super Softening Hand Lotion
  3. Sally Hansen VitaSurge Cuticle Gel


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